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Useful Tropical Plants

Glochidion rubrum

Blume

Phyllanthaceae


This species may be transferred to the genus Phyllanthus. A paper by Warren L. Wagner and David H. Lorence ‘A nomenclator of Pacific oceanic island Phyllanthus (Phyllanthaceae), including Glochidion’ PhytoKeys 4:67-94 (2011)[
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Title
A nomenclator of Pacific oceanic island Phyllanthus (Phyllanthaceae), including Glochidion.
Publication
PhytoKeys 4:67-94 (2011)
Author
Wagner W.L.; Lorence D.H.
Website
http://www.phytokeys.com
Publisher
PhytoKeys
Year
2011
ISBN
1314-2003
Description
A proposed revision of the genus Phyllanthus, enlarging the genus by transferring the genera Breynia, Glochidion, Reverchonia, Phyllanthodendron, and Sauropus to it. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
], has proposed submerging the genera Breynia, Glochidion, Reverchonia, Phyllanthodendron, and Sauropus into a broadened concept of the genus Phyllanthus. This proposal has not yet (2014) been fully accepted, although the ‘World Checklist of Selected Plant Families’ has accepted the name changes of the Pacific Island species of Glochidion, as detailed in the paper. No revised form of this name has been seen as yet[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Bradleia coronata Benth.

Bradleia rubra (Blume) Steud.

Bridelia glauca Benth.

Diasperus coronatus (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze

Diasperus leiostylus (Kurz) Kuntze

Diasperus subscandens (Zoll. & Moritzi) Kuntze

Diasperus wightianus Kuntze

Glochidion coronatum Hook.f.

Glochidion diversifolium (Miq.) Merr.

Glochidion foliosum S.Moore

Glochidion grave S.Moore

Glochidion insulare Hook.f.

Glochidion leiostylum Kurz

Glochidion penangense (Müll.Arg.) Airy Shaw

Glochidion subscandens Zoll. & Moritzi

Glochidion thorelii Beille in H.Lecomte

Glochidion versicolor S.Moore

Phyllanthus diversifolius Miq.

Phyllanthus penangensis Müll.Arg.

Phyllanthus subscandens (Zoll. & Moritzi) Müll.Arg.

Common Name:

Glochidion rubrum
Ripening fruits
Photograph by: ?? Shihchuan
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Glochidion rubrum Glochidion rubrum

General Information

Glochidion rubrum is an evergreen shrub or a tree that usually grows up to 5 metres tall, though specimens up to 15 metres have been recorded. The bole is usually up to 6cm in diameter[
742
Title
Flora of Thailand - Euphorbiaceae
Publication
 
Author
van Welzen P.C.
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/thaieuph/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent site with masses of information about the species of Euphorbia found in Thailand.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

742
Title
Flora of Thailand - Euphorbiaceae
Publication
 
Author
van Welzen P.C.
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/thaieuph/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent site with masses of information about the species of Euphorbia found in Thailand.

Range

E. Asia - southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

Rare to locally common in evergreen forest, secondary forest, deciduous forest, open Melaleuca forest, open thickets; roadsides, streams, forest edges, peat swamp edges, ridges; at elevations from sea level to 500 metres, occ to 2,175 metres[
742
Title
Flora of Thailand - Euphorbiaceae
Publication
 
Author
van Welzen P.C.
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/thaieuph/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent site with masses of information about the species of Euphorbia found in Thailand.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height5.00 m
PollinatorsMoths
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Found in the wild on silty, rocky, clay shale, sandy podsolic and limestone soils[
742
Title
Flora of Thailand - Euphorbiaceae
Publication
 
Author
van Welzen P.C.
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/thaieuph/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent site with masses of information about the species of Euphorbia found in Thailand.
].
This species is noteworthy for its pollination mechanism, which involves a symbiotic relationship with moths of the genus Epicephala. This closely parallels that found in Yucca species[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The macerated leaves are used in the treatment of haemorrhoids[
218
Title
Medicinal Plants of China
Publication
 
Author
Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S.
Publisher
Reference Publications, Inc.
Year
1985
ISBN
0-917256-20-4
Description
Details of over 1,200 medicinal plants of China and brief details of their uses. Often includes an analysis, or at least a list of constituents. Heavy going if you are not into the subject.
].

Other Uses

The wood is used for timber[
701
Title
Asean Tropical Plant Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://211.114.21.20/tropicalplant/index.jsp
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details, with photos, of many of the plants growing in the tropical forests of southeast Asia. Gives some details of plant uses along with a description of the plant and its range.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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